Entrepreneurship is always met with challenges, but I’ve found that none are as difficult for business owners to live up to and balance as the personal priorities we set for ourselves, and the priorities we choose to keep. It truly takes commitment and grit to stand up and stand firm, keeping what we value in…

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Generosity is a principle that is often lost in today’s fast-paced, divided, selfish, dog-eat-dog world. Stories on the news often leave us wary and skeptical of scammers and thieves, while we might hear friends tell tales of being taken advantage of after they’ve given and given. It honestly breaks my heart when I hear stories…

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The fact that movement is extremely vital to our physical and mental health isn’t exactly groundbreaking news. These days, there’s articles aplenty outlining scientific-based evidence that demonstrates exercise is a positive influence on our overall wellbeing and longevity. I’ve been involved in sports since the tender age of 4, so I’m well-accustomed to the benefits…

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When work, life, communicating, or just getting out of bed gets hard, always remember your why, entrepreneur! It was mid-March of 2009 when the economy had already started collapsing that the company I was working for called all employees from across the globe into a mandatory, all-employee meeting. When the meeting was over, ladies were…

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How Do Solopreneurs Self-Start? A student in a class I spoke to last year asked me, “how do you force yourself to get up when you work for yourself and make your own schedule?” I snickered and responded, “Sometimes I wake up two hours before my alarm goes off because my mind knows there is…

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text pt 1: let me paint a picture of this entrepreneur couple…” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ custom_padding=”20px||20px|”] I relate to many business owners in different ways, but when I began watching Fixer Upper on HGTV almost five years ago, I knew I liked these entrepreneurs. I also know that I had found a new favorite…

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In March of 2009, the world was in turmoil. Businesses were closing, the economy was in the toilet and people everywhere were losing their jobs, homes and more. After 4 years working at a job I didn’t dread each morning with a company full of people I felt fairly close to, in one fell swoop on March…

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March 2016 was madness, and not because I follow sports. I officially tallied up more hours than I have on any other month in seven years of business. What’s more, I knew it would be intense. But I’m pretty sure that no amount of preparation would have prevented the valuable lessons I learned along the way.…

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It wasn’t until the second half of our last day at Disneyland that I realized I had to share about my observations of the “happiest place on earth”. My family could arguably be the #1 Disney-loving family of the Pacific Northwest and we would rival any other. Put us on Disney’s version of the that…

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Being a business owner is a constant learning curve. There are always new opportunities, new challenges, and new situations forcing us to learn and grow. For me, there’s never a shortage of “lessons” I’m being taught. Here are a few business life lessons I’ve been learning the last several months: Make time to invest in your…

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